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The Prince of Frogtown by Rick Bragg
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Jul 05, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: southern-lit, memoir
Read in August, 2008

took me several sittings to get into this one, but i'm glad i stuck with it. rich sense of time and place. bragg alternates between passages about his father and passages about his stepson. he goes looking for "the father he never knew" (the boy and man his father was before becoming the violent/abusive and alcoholic wreck bragg remembers from his early childhood) in the wake of becoming a father himself. nice juxtaposition. double points for structure- he moves in between "then" and "now" segments in a fluid, at times almost dream-like, manner.
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